Protecting Your Rights After A Georgia Domestic Violence Charge
An argument can happen in an instant and when it does, it’s easy for things to get blown out of proportion. Unfortunately, any amount of contact against a member of someone in your household can result in a family violence charge, even if the contact was made in self-defense or for some other legitimate reason.
If you were charged with domestic violence against someone in your household, I can help. Located in Evans, I am criminal defense attorney Matt Andrews and, as a decorated U.S. Army combat veteran, I’m not afraid of a fight and I will advocate tirelessly for you.
Even if it is “only” a misdemeanor, you still need legal guidance to protect your rights from legal consequences.
Domestic Violence Charges Apply To More Than Romantic Partners
While many people believe that domestic violence, also called family violence, can only happen between people in a romantic relationship, this is false. In fact, you can be charged with family violence for actions against:
- An ex-spouse
- A Parent
- A Child
- A Roommate
- Anyone living in the same household
In addition, domestic violence can consist of a variety of actions, including:
- Physical battery
- Threats of violence
- Property damage
Unfortunately, there are many illegitimate reasons for someone to accuse an innocent person of domestic violence.
For example, if you and your former partner are in the middle of custody negotiations, they may make a complaint against you to give themselves an advantage in negotiations. Similarly, if a partner was physically attacking you and you attempted to protect yourself, they may make a complaint against you to avoid being charged themselves.
This isn’t right and that’s why I am passionate about helping people tell their story and protecting them from a conviction they do not deserve. Even if an incident did occur, I can help fight to reduce your sentence based on what happened.
Let’s Discuss How To Fight Charges Against You
Even a misdemeanor charge can carry heavy consequences that affect your job, family and future relationships. Regardless of your situation, you deserve a quality, determined criminal defense lawyer who will not give up on you.